Day 5

October 26, 2000

Tatahatso Wash to Mile 39.8

Today's route stats: 

    Distance:  3.5 miles

    Elevation Gain:  400 feet

    Elevation Loss:  250 feet

This morning we hiked up Tatahatso Wash for a couple of hours, then back to our campsite and our packs.  Even though it had been raining a lot the past several days, water on top of the Redwall disappeared quickly and could only be found in a few scattered places.  So we each hauled about 2 gallons of water this afternoon to our next camp, the tram site.  In spite of our heavy burden of water and the intermittent drizzle, the 3-1/2 hour hike to the tram site was pleasant.  We passed the "window" that Steck describes:  a large hole or tube in the top of the Redwall that connects with the cliff face about 50 feet below the rim.  We stopped to camp at a large flat area about 1/4 mile before the tram site.  Again we had spectacular views.


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